this thing we call a heart

February 5, 2014
By haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
70 articles 5 photos 195 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver


there is nothing
in this room but the pulse
of the candle flame
and your heart

trying to escape out of the
cage I forced it into
wrapping a fist around mine

squeezing
a pain wrought from angry love
is one too numb to be felt.

I could
never
deserve you.



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on Oct. 8 2014 at 9:47 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This is beautiful. It's just raw. I know, I've already said this before, but you really do have a talent and greatness in you. I apologize for repeating myself. But I find it so true. :) Thank you so much, for sharing this. :)

on Mar. 2 2014 at 10:09 am
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
70 articles 5 photos 195 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

thanks so very much hun :)

itsana GOLD said...
on Mar. 1 2014 at 7:34 pm
itsana GOLD, Plano, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"best way to save humanity is to turn the monsters against one another"~neil shusterman

So lovely!! <3

on Feb. 27 2014 at 10:17 pm
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
70 articles 5 photos 195 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

thanks dear. as do your pieces.   

blueolive GOLD said...
on Feb. 27 2014 at 12:10 pm
blueolive GOLD, Bowmanville, Other
13 articles 2 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You cant go looking for love, you have to let love find you".

well i love it because its simple and brings so much meaning to the reader

on Feb. 26 2014 at 8:52 pm
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
70 articles 5 photos 195 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

i love that idea too. I played around with haikus a lot as you can see, because my writing before had been so obtuse and long, and it ended up losing meaning. I think short poems are more thought provoking, and more powerful. Thanks for your comment. Honestly, I can't tell you where the idea came from. I just took the metaphor and sort of personified what I felt. 

blueolive GOLD said...
on Feb. 26 2014 at 3:40 pm
blueolive GOLD, Bowmanville, Other
13 articles 2 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You cant go looking for love, you have to let love find you".

wow...we do have very similar writing styles. i love the line about forcing it into a fist around yours. i love when poetry can be short but so effective


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